Series: Perspectives in Medical Virology

The continuing rapid progress in medical virology is the result to a large extent of rapid advances in recombinant DNA techniques, in molecular and cell biology, in protein and nucleic acid chemistry, the use of monoclonal antibodies, progress in antiviral research and the application of modern technology to fundamental biological processes. These advances in knowledge of structural and biochemical components of viruses and mode of viral replication, understanding of cell pathology and immunopathogenesis have many health implications which include rapid, precise and specific diagnosis, epidemiology of viral infections, and the development of new types of vaccines, and emerging new infections. Strengthening of the links between the laboratory, fieldwork and the clinician is essential for implementing the strategy of the World Health Organisation's programme of health for all. Infectious diseases -and viral infections- are still responsible for most of the problems encountered daily in many parts of the world.

The number of new journals introduced during the last two decades and the avalanche of information have made it virtually impossible for microbiologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, scientists and physicians to keep abreast of the scientific literature. We recognise the age of rapid dissemination of information retrieval by computerised systems, the ever published proceedings of meetings and symposia, abstract and rapid literature surveys, but it is secondary literature in the form of review series which has become useful as sources of information. However, their value depends intrinsically on authoritative and critical evaluation of the original data by experts in particular topics. The series Perspectives in Medical Virology was conceived after many discussions with teachers of postgraduate students, research workers, medical virologists, students and many colleagues.

A number of distinguished practising virologists will be invited to assemble the important information available and to integrate research at the basic level with clinical practice in selected subjects for the new series. We hope that in this way the series will promote dissemination of information, useful discussion and exchange of ideas and stimulate further interest and research in medical virology.

Book Series: Human Viruses in Water

Most recent volume

Volume 17. Human Viruses in Water

Published: 3rd October 2007 Author: Albert Bosch
This book provides overviews and updates on basic research, diagnosis, epidemiology, and public health on enteric viruses, as well as on treatment and intervention to prevent their waterborne transmission. Data are presented and interpreted by leading researchers in the field in 13 chapters. An essential resource for virologists, epidemiologists, medical and public health professionals, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists at various levels of their careers.

Additional volumes

Volume 16. Emerging Viruses in Human Populations

Published: 19th December 2006 Author: Edward Tabor

Volume 15. Rubella Viruses

Published: 18th December 2006 Editors: Jangu Banatvala Catherine Peckham

Volume 14. Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Published: 2nd November 2006 Series Volume Editor: Patricia Cane

Volume 13. Congenital and Other Related Infectious Diseases of the Newborn

Published: 4th October 2006 Series Volume Editor: Isa K. Mushahwar

Volume 12. Human Herpesvirus-6

Published: 4th July 2006 Series Volume Editors: Gerhard Krueger Dharam Ablashi

Volume 11. Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers

Published: 9th December 2004 Serial Volume Editor: HOWARD

Volume 10. Viral Hepatitis Molecular Biology Diagnosis and Control

Published: 28th November 2003 Series Volume Editor: Isa K. Mushahwar

Volume 9. Viral Gastroenteritis

Published: 8th August 2003 Editors: U. Desselberger J. Gray

Volume 1. Perspectives in Medical Virology

Published: 13th February 2003 Author: Brian Evans

Volume 8. Human Papilloma Viruses

Published: 13th September 2002 Editor: D.J. McCance

Volume 7. Influenza

Published: 9th August 2002 Editor: C.W. Potter

Volume 6. Viruses and Liver Cancer

Published: 18th June 2002 Editor: E. Tabor

Volume 5. Viruses, Cell Transformation, and Cancer

Published: 20th April 2001 Editor: J.A. Grand

Volume 4. Human Herpesvirus-6

Published: 21st July 1992 Editors: Dharam Ablashi G.R.F. Krueger S.Z. Salahuddin

Volume 3. Animal Virus Structure

Published: 1st October 1987 Editors: M.V. Nermut A.C. Steven

Volume 2. Arenaviruses

Published: 1st January 1986 Editor: C.R. Howard Author: A.J. Zuckerman